Structured Behavioral Interview Quiz! Trivia

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Structured Behavioral Interview Quiz! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What concept provides the basis for behavioral interviewing?
    • A. 

      Behavioralism.

    • B. 

      Actions speak louder than words.

    • C. 

      All behaviors can be recorded and analyzed.

    • D. 

      Past performance is the best predictor of future success.

    • E. 

      Reverse psychology.

  • 2. 
    What percentage of new hires fail due to technical incompetence?
    • A. 

      1%

    • B. 

      11%

    • C. 

      31%

    • D. 

      51%

    • E. 

      71%

    • F. 

      91%

  • 3. 
    What does S.T.A.R. stand for?
    • A. 

      Situation, Task, Action, Result.

    • B. 

      Start Talking About Results.

    • C. 

      Sympathetic, Tolerant, Appropriate, Respectful.

    • D. 

      Statement, Thought, Answer, Reaction.

    • E. 

      Stop, Think, Answer, Repeat.

  • 4. 
    Behavioral interview questions are __________. 
    • A. 

      Open-ended.

    • B. 

      Specific.

    • C. 

      Yes/No.

    • D. 

      Hypothetical.

    • E. 

      Often followed by probing questions.

  • 5. 
    What must an interviewer do while a candidate is responding?
    • A. 

      Take extensive notes.

    • B. 

      Concentrate on the candidate's facial expressions.

    • C. 

      Give the candidate positive reinforcement.

    • D. 

      Ask clarifying and probing questions.

    • E. 

      Time the length of the response.

  • 6. 
    All behavioral interview questions are ______________.
    • A. 

      Job-related.

    • B. 

      Future-oriented.

    • C. 

      Thought-provoking.

    • D. 

      Intentionally ambiguous.

    • E. 

      Process-focused.

  • 7. 
    Behavioral interview questions often start with the phrase ____________.
    • A. 

      "Would you..."

    • B. 

      "Tell me about a time when..."

    • C. 

      "Hypothetically-speaking..."

    • D. 

      "Do you..."

    • E. 

      "All things being equal..."

  • 8. 
    Behavioral interview questions are designed to elicit _____________ responses.
    • A. 

      Specific.

    • B. 

      General.

    • C. 

      Memorized.

    • D. 

      Authentic.

    • E. 

      Concrete.

  • 9. 
    How does behavioral interviewing reduce legal exposure?
    • A. 

      By placing more emphasis on criminal background checks.

    • B. 

      By reducing the potential for personal bias to impact hiring decisions.

    • C. 

      By ensuring that only legal questions are asked during job interviews.

    • D. 

      By analyzing risk through psychological tests.

    • E. 

      By requiring extensive reference checks before interviewing takes place.

  • 10. 
    How does behavioral interviewing reduce turnover?
    • A. 

      By increasing average wages.

    • B. 

      By tailoring jobs to candidate needs.

    • C. 

      By increasing the likelihood of hiring "best fit" candidates.

    • D. 

      By changing job descriptions in order to raise standards.

    • E. 

      By introducing a preference for more experienced candidates.

  • 11. 
    During a behavioral interview, what should the interviewer NOT do?
    • A. 

      Talk too much.

    • B. 

      Listen without taking notes.

    • C. 

      Ask a question unrelated to the job in question.

    • D. 

      Ask leading questions.

    • E. 

      Give a candidate time to think about a response before answering.

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